The Genitive Case and the Passive Voice
Lecture no. 27 from the course: Learning German: A Journey through Language and Culture
Taught by Professor James Pfrehm | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses
Practice your first joke in German. Then meet the fourth and final German case—the genitive—completing your study of the case system. See how von + a dative construction performs the same function as the genitive. Then turn to prepositions that take the genitive, such as wegen, trotz, and laut. Finally, plunge into the passive voice, learning how to turn the object of a sentence into the subject.